Grey's Anatomy, the ABC hit show whose lead
actor was criticized for using an antigay slur, received an
award for outstanding individual episode Saturday by
the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The
show won for its episode "Where the Boys Are."
The show got
unwanted attention last year when actor Isaiah Washington
used a slur to talk about a cast mate in an on-set dustup.
He later apologized and sought counseling.
Little Miss Sunshine was named outstanding film
in the wide-release category, while Ugly Betty
won for outstanding television comedy series and Brothers
& Sisters took home the outstanding drama
La Opinion newspaper was awarded outstanding
Spanish-language newspaper for overall coverage.
Award went to actress Jennifer Aniston for her efforts to
increase visibility and understanding of lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender people.
Martina Navratilova was given the Stephen F. Kolzak Award,
named for the late casting director who fought
homophobia in the entertainment industry.
The 18th annual
GLAAD Media Awards, with honors in 42 categories,
are presented at ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York
City, Miami, and San Francisco in March, April, and
"recognize and honor mainstream media for their fair,
accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender...community and the issues
that affect their lives." (AP)